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Prince Nayef

How Saudi Arabia Picks Its Kings

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

By Angus McDowall RIYADH, June 16 (Reuters) - To outsiders, the al-Saud ruling family's succession process often appears opaque. But b...

Heir To Saudi Throne Dies

AP | ABDULLAH AL-SHIHRI and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 08.16.2012 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- For the second time in less than a year, Saudi Arabia was thrown into the process of naming a new heir to the country's 88-yea...

Andrea Stone

Why Saudi Intelligence Coup In Underwear Bomb Plot Is Cause For Pause

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 05.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The thwarting of an al Qaeda plot to send an underwear bomber on a U.S.-bound jetliner is more than an intelligence coup in the battle a...

Preparing for a Sunni Arab Spring in Baghdad

Sami Moubayed | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

The uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya and now Syria have undoubtedly awakened a Sunni appetite for change in Iraq.

The Transitioning Saudi Leadership

Toni Johnson | Posted 01.04.2012 | World
Toni Johnson

Some analysts say the succession of Nayef, less than a decade younger than the reigning eighty-seven-year-old King Abdullah and much more conservative, could be the harbinger of insecurity

A Saudi Game of Musical Chairs

Sami Moubayed | Posted 12.26.2011 | World
Sami Moubayed

With the Prince Sultan's death, two posts are now vacant in Saudi Arabia; that of crown prince and defense minister, which he held since 2005 and 1962 respectively.

Saudi Succession Committee Under the Spotlight as Country Mourns Crown Prince

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 12.23.2011 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

It was business as unusual on the first day of the week in Saudi Arabia, as millions of Saudis woke to the disturbing news of the passing of Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, long-time Defense Minister and heir to the throne since 2005.

Northwest Flight 253: A Catalyst for a New Approach to Aviation Security?

Rani Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rani Singh

We are now at a critical crossroads for aviation security. The choices are simple: we can carry on as we are or we can face up to the difficult challenge of rethinking our approach.